Introducing the new Brand Identity Pack category

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Here at 99designs, we’re always trying to find ways to increase the amount of work and compensation available to designers, while providing design solutions for customers. We’re fortunate to have a community of  skilled designers here who find success in multiple design categories, and can take on many different kinds of complex projects with their […]

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When should you stand up for your designs?

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Designers are passionate people. When you put your time, effort and energy into a project you’re bound to get attached to it, and all of a sudden your design has become your ‘baby.’ And nobody has the right to call your baby ‘ugly,’ right? Unfortunately, in working with clients that’s not quite the case. You […]

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Designer profile: adhocdaily

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We caught up with Maja Dakic, a.k.a. adhocdaily, about her work and her life since moving from Serbia to Australia. Read on for her recommendations of design resources for self-taught graphic artists, plus a peek at the thought process behind all of those simple yet distinctive logo designs of hers that we know and love. […]

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Hometown Designer Stories: Lance Craig

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Lance Craig has been working in the design biz for over a decade. Naturally, this has given him lots of knowledge about what it takes to make it as a designer – as well as what it takes to actually be a designer. We were lucky enough to have him sit down with us, talk […]

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Top 9 at 99 results: March 2014

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She was thirsty for the win! Congrats to AmandaJo_85, winner of the Top 9 at 99 for March 2014. Her delicious lemonade logo has us all aching for summer…or at least a frosty glass of lemonade. But all of the Top 9 at 99 are true winners in our eyes — so don’t forget to give […]

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Community Contest: Design an identity for Rio’s 450th Anniversary!

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Rio de Janiero has captured the world’s imagination for years — never more so than these last months before it will host the World Cup in 2014, and the Olympics in 2016. In what seems like impeccable timing, the city is also going to be celebrating its 450th anniversary in 2015, and Rio de Janiero’s […]

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Security update from 99designs: The Heartbleed Bug

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The Heartbleed logo — a design 99designs intends never to see again! (Courtesy of heartbleed.com) As you may be aware from the widespread media reports on the issue (including this article in The New York Times), a serious internet bug dubbed “Heartbleed” was identified yesterday by security researchers. Reports indicate that two-thirds of all websites […]

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10 design principles to take from famous architecture

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As a designer, it helps to draw inspiration from other disciplines now and again. The world of modern and contemporary architecture, for example, has produced some truly jaw-dropping monuments to human ingenuity and aesthetic sensibility that are certainly worth a good look. We’ve rounded up a selection of some of the most amazing structures of the […]

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Pixelmator: is it a viable alternative to Photoshop?

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When it comes to image editing, a lot of designers head straight for Adobe Photoshop — it’s a great program and a creative industry standard. But it’s also a professional program, and has got a professional price tag attached, one that not every new designer can afford straight away. Alternatives have been around for ages, […]

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How to use your résumé to sell your design skills

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Despite all of the options available for showing off your skills these days, a graphic design résumé is still an important asset to have. And though you wouldn’t think it, having a lot of skills can be a real problem when creating your résumé. You only have one page to impress your future employer with […]

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